Today, I claim my womanhood.

Today, in different parts of the world, women are making their voices heard more than ever before. Whether it is the #Timesup #imwithher or #metoo movement, women across class, caste, income and race are banding together to claim their space in the world. And...

Transition and Transit: Passing as your Legal Gender

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For transmen/women who are still traveling on the basis of their "legal" gender, do you have tips to pass in the "legal" gender while transitioning? For transmen/women who are still traveling on the basis of their "legal" gender, do you have tips to pass in...

Transition and Transit : Passing Through Airport Security

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Most Indian airports have security checks at airport entrances and then security screening inside as well. With gender mentioned on documents and boarding passes, how difficult is it for trans people to pass in their "legal gender", especially when on HRT? What do they...

Transition and Transit

Traveling through an airport during transition has it own challenges, From security checks to the immigration to even using a restroom. Establishing ones identity is important, but it also poses its own set of problems for transgender people with gender incongruent identity documents. Though Indian...

Help Sonia , A Transwomen gang rape and acid attack survivor

Sonia Sheikh transgender acid attack victim
Born into a large family with 6 sisters and 2 brothers, little did Sonia know that her transition from childhood to adulthood would be masked with searing pain and scars. She had a happy childhood and loved dancing. However, since she was born a...

Being Transgender: Transitioning at Work in India

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The article accounts experiences four transgender women have had while transitioning on the Job. These women were each asked a series of questions ranging from coming out as transgender, the obstacles they faced to support, if any, from peers or colleagues. Participants: Nazaria : Works in...

Talk By Gopi Shankar Madurai on Gender Minorities of Ancient India

gender and sexual diversity in ancient India
Gender and sexuality are 2 different aspects that make an individual, but are often confused as same. We at TransgenderIndia.com, recently organized a seminar by Gopi Shankar madurai on gender and sexuality. Gopi is the founder founder of Shrishti Madurai, A student movement which...

Concerns of Human Rights Violations in Hijra Jamath System

Human Rights violation in hijra jamath system
Transgender India is in receipt of this article by a guest blogger and her experience. Laws are not made in isolation but in a socio-economic setting. Mugging up high sounding fundamentals from the academic discourse, some people seem to forget the evidence right in front...

Note on the Critique of Transgender bill India 2016

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I am in receipt of an article submitted by mail. I am publishing it here with a disclaimer that the opinion is that of the author and not the Official Position of Transgender India. WHO WILL GUARD THE GUARDS In a conversation with friends I was...

Kalki Subramaniam Transgender Fund

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PAINTINGS FROM KALKI, FOR THE TRANSGENDER CAUSE Kalki Subramaniam is a transgender rights activist, actor, writer and Founder/Director of Sahodari Foundation from Auroville, Tamil Nadu. In Indian society where transgender community is often stereotyped, Kalki has been very unconventional. Kalki is a inspirational positive role model to the...

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